Digital Triptych

Watch the first minute of this tutorial on creating triptychs. Then, watch minutes 7-9.


What is a triptych?  What did she do to the background to make the 3 images look better as a set?
What are leading lines?How did she arrange the pictures to make them look better together? How are the leading lines different in the bottom image than in the top image?
How do you decide what order to arrange your photos?

Apply: Create your own triptychs using Pixlr Express, collage.
Look through the photographs you have taken and choose 3 images that relate to one another visually or conceptually. Edit the background and colors to make the images visually connect.  Then manipulate the images to create lead lines from one to another.

Publish your answers and the images on your blog.










Some Practice Exam Questions

click here to see practice photography questions

A Photo Contest

N.C. Forest Service accepting entries
for 2014 Arbor Day Photo Contest

Deadline to get work to Ms. Padgett is Feb. 1st.
Other info is Copy/Pasted below:

RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is accepting entries for its 2014 Arbor Day Photo Contest.

The contest is open to North Carolina students in fifth through 12th grades, including public, private and home schools.

The theme is “Young and Old.” “The theme reflects not just the beauty of North Carolina’s trees and forests, but also the values and benefits that many generations have enjoyed,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

The competition will be divided into fifth through eighth grades and ninth through 12th grades. A panel of judges will select a winner from each division and one grand prize winner. Honorable mentions may also be awarded.

Winners of each division will receive $50 and a tree to plant on their school grounds. The grand prize winner will receive $150, a tree to plant at school and a framed reproduction of the winning photo.

To enter, participants should download and complete an entry form, and include a caption and photographer’s statement. One photo per photographer may be entered.

Entry forms and a list of submission requirements can be found under the  Urban and Community Forestry link on the N.C. Forest Service website at ]

Entries will be judged on how well the photo and caption express the contest theme; overall aesthetics of the photo; evidence that the student researched the benefits and importance of trees in communities as related to the contest theme; how well the photographer’s statement addresses the contest theme; spelling and grammar. All decisions of the judges are final.

Winners will be selected and notified by March 14. Prizes will be awarded at the N.C. Arbor Day celebration on March 22 in Raleigh.

MugTug Sketchpad Assignment

Click on the link: MugTug Sketchpad

1. Create 3 different works of art using the MugTug Sketchpad.  Your finished work should be visually appealing or interesting.  It should utilize the elements and principles of design.

2. Be sure to try out the many different pattern options on MugTug Sketchpad. Notice the control options at the top.  Explore the drop down menus, shape and brush adjustment menus.

You can “paint butterflies” and “draw with” 100s of different patterns. Save the works you create and post them to your blog before you leave.

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Photograph Assignment, Thursday and Friday Oct 3rd: Independant Inquiry! Dorthea Lange and Lewis Hine.

Work hard: no extra time will be given!

Research the photography work of Lewis Hine and the photography work Dorthea Lange.

Create 1 slideshow (using PowerPoint or about both of these two photographers. It should be a REALLY good presentation!

You should have at least 10 photographs for each photographer in your slide show AND interesting facts about each of their lives.

In your own words explain how Lewis Hine contributed to history.
In your own words explain how Dorthea Lange contributed to history.
*Be specific, your statements about how Hine contributed to history should not be the exact same as your statements about how Lange contributed to history. Include these statements in your slideshow.

Choose one photograph and write a personal aesthetic response to that photograph.
*What do you think these artists intended/hoped a viewers response would be?
*Were they successful? Why or why not?
*Use historical evidence to defend your claim.

Post to your blog

If you finish early, re-read the assignment to make sure you have all of the components.

Then, you may create freestyle art for your portfolio.

How to Create Lightning in Pixlr…a quick screenshot tutorial

How to Create Lightning in Pixlr...a quick screenshot tutorial

I can use different artistic processes (erasure).


Creativity Challenge–Colored Shape

1. Rt. Click and Save Image to your network space. 2. Open the image in Photoshop or Pixlr.
3. Use the paintbrush and various colors to add to the image. What you add should create a scene. Your scene MUST integrate the per-existing colored shape in some unique way. You might create a sunset or a wizard casting a magic spell. You must completely fill the canvas, but be careful–don’t lose the colored shape!
Points awarded for best craftsmanship and most interesting/unusual/unique use of the shape!

creativity challenge 2 shape and color


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